||The Northwest Ordinance outlaws slavery in the Northwest
Territories which later developed into Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and
||Ohio is admitted to the union as a free
||Lane theological seminary in Cincinnati
expels antislavery students, including Theodore Weld, many of whom become
agents for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
||John Mercer Langston, a former slave, is
elected clerk of Brownhelm Township in Ohio. He is the first black
to win an elective political office in the United States.